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5 Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement

A bad hip isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also significantly impact your quality of life. Over time, the hip can start to wear down, making it more vulnerable to impact. One solution you may have considered, is to have the hip replaced. Hip replacements are a common treatment option, particularly amongst older patients. The question […]

Exploring the Alternatives to Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement is an extremely effective way to eradicate pain and improve mobility for patients with hip arthritis. However, they aren’t always the only option available. If you want to sort your hip troubles out without going under the knife, there are some non-operative alternatives you’ll want to consider first. Here, we’ll look at some […]

Same Day Rehab After Hip Replacement Recommended

NICE has released new guidelines recommending patients who undergo a hip replacement to begin rehab on the same day as their procedure. The new guidelines found under Joint Replacement: Hip, knee and shoulder, sets out the care of patients before and after joint replacement surgery. Here, we’ll look at why this new guidance has been […]

A Hip Replacement Could Ease Back Pain Also, New Study Finds

A new study has revealed that a hip replacement could also ease back pain. Experts have been looking into the connection between hip and back pain for many years and this recent study investigated whether patients suffering from back pain could benefit from a hip replacement procedure. So, does this mean all patients with back […]

Evaluating the Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

The anterior hip replacement is not a new concept in joint surgery, but in recent years it has become more popular, partly due to it being promoted as ‘less invasive’, with surgeons even promising patients they will be up and about in a much shorter timescale compared to traditional hip replacement. As a result, patients […]

New Study Finds Hip and Knee Replacements Could Benefit Your Marriage

A new study has revealed the surprising benefits of undergoing a hip and knee replacement. It has long been known that joint replacement surgery can reduce pain and improve quality of life. However, now it’s been revealed that it could also benefit your marriage too. The study carried out in Quebec, Canada, was inspired by […]

Update on COVID 19 and joint replacement surgery

Yesterday, we saw long queues form on our high streets as many non-essential shops reopened after three months of lockdown. As we move towards something approaching a normal life, attention is also turning towards what’s happening with the healthcare sector – both NHS and independent. Last week, a report from the NHS Confederation, which represents […]

Questions you might not think to ask in your hip replacement consultation

Hip replacements are one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. When performed correctly, the procedure can help patients to return to a pain-free, better quality life. Prior to undergoing the procedure, it is helpful to learn as much about it as you can. While there is plenty of information and advice to be found […]

New data on surgery risks and COVID-19

Recently, we took a look at what the future of elective surgery could be in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals and surgeons here in the UK are obviously watching closely the experience in other countries and reviewing the data on potential increased surgical risks at this time. A large international study has just been published in […]